Attanagh Civil Parish
County Leix/Laois

Barony Clarmallagh
Poor Law Union Abbeyleix
Catholic Diocese Ossory
Catholic Parish Ballyragget


ATTANAGH, a parish, partly in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, but chiefly in that of Fassadining, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (E.S.E.) from Durrow; containing 750 inhabitants.  This parish, formerly called Rathanna and Attier, is situated on the river Nore, and comprises 2445 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.  The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory; the rectory is united to that of Aharney, and in the patronage of the Crown; the vicarage is united by act of council to the vicarage of Aharney and the rectories of Kilmenan and Rossconnell, in the patronage of the Bishop.  The tithes amount to 92. 6. 1, is payable to the rector, and the remainder to the vicar; and the gross tithes payable to the vicar amount to 362. 11. 3.  The tithes of the rectorial union amount to 318. 19. 5.  The church, a plain neat edifice, was erected by aid of a loan of 850 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1821.  The glebe-house is situated on a glebe of 40 acres, on which also the church is built, and there is another glebe of 100 acres in Rossconnell.  In the R.C. divisions this parish is one of the nine denominations that form the union or district of Ballyragget.  The parochial school, in which are 25 children, is supported by the rector and vicor; and there is a private pay school.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1823-1838 #256567
Griffith's Valuation, 1850 #101757
Ballyraggat PC Parish,  Baptisms & marriages, 1856-1881 #979702
1901 Ireland Census #850458
1911 Ireland Census, Townlands: Ballynafunshin, Glebe, Grenan #2193074

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Civil Parish Links

Griffith's Valuation, Attanagh Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Attanagh Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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